International Society for Stem Cell Research(ISSCR) Annual Conference is considered to be the most influential international conference on stem cell research and regenerative medicine field. ISSCR conducts once a year, attracts more than 3,000 experts from different regions to attend, share and probe the latest data and scientific research progress. On 26th June, the principal investigator of the Department of Basic Research and International Cooperation of GRMH-GDL, Qin Dajiang and other experts visited United States to attend the conference, presented the development of GRMH-GDL to scientists of the world through ISSCR platform. Numerous experts in stem cell research and regenerative medicine field from domestic and aboard were attracted to the exhibition booth to learn about more detail informations of GRMH-GDL.
Besides, in order to promote the international collaboration and academic exchange of GRMH-GDL, PIs made a special trip between 28th June and 4th July in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University. During this trip, they made academic and collaboration discussions, over hundreds of experts from other top universities and research institutions (such as Salk research institution) attended the academic activity.
Principal Investigator of GRMH-GDL Chen Jiekai introduced the history and advantages of GIBH (supporting unit of GRMH-GDL), general construction of GRMH-GDL, research subject layout, future planning and construction vision of Department of International Cooperation (GRMH-GDL), and the situation of GRMH-GDL to participate in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area strategic development supported by nation. Chen Jiekai made an elaborate introduction of the scientific research contents and progress of the Center of Cell Lineage and Atlas.
Principal Investigator Peng Guangdun made explanations of GMH-GDL on scientific research and life-related questions, such as postgraduate education, laboratory space, configuration of experimental animal room, clinical sample. He also elaborated on some related living problems including children’s education and work for the spouses.
The researchers of GRMH-GDL and the well-known experts in the top research institutes in the United States have conducted a friendly and profound academic discussion during this trip. The concept of the laboratory construction has been widely recognized, and they have reached a consensus on carrying out an active cooperation based on both sides' advantages, which has built a strong foundation for establishing a long-term cooperation and exchanging mechanism in the future.